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I have been taking this horrible drug for over two years now, originally prescribed for depression. It never occurred to me that some of the things happening to my body were related to Mirtazapine because they happened randomly over a period of time and I never read the "side effects" properly when I started taking them. I take a lot of pain killers for various other ailments (namely Oxycontine, Ibuprofen, co-codamol 30/500, plus statins, blood pressure tablets, water retention tablets and I am also type 2 diabetic. Massive weight gain - over 20 kilos over 2 years. NO appetite at all but cravings for sweet things and fruit - lots and lots of fruit. Because of my disability (I have osteoarthritis of the spine) I cannot exercise much except for swimming - that is if I can get out of bed!!! I just CANNOT wake up until around 1:00pm - thank God I don't work any more (I'm
67 and retired). My mood swings surprise me and I am almost impossible to live with. I was taking one 15mg tablet before bed each night and I have decided to get off them without going to the doctor. I am cutting out one tablet every other day, then two, then three etc. etc. until I finally stop them altogether. So far, so good, but its early days. I also have tingling in the feet and hands (for which I have seen a neurologist), an all over body rash which sends me mad with the itching. I also itch in places where there is no rash too. My mouth is always dry and I get bad headaches from time to time. I've seen so many consultants for my ailments and they have all come back negative. I know now that it is Mirtazapine that is causing all this.I can't wait for the time to go by until I an off them completely, to see if all my ailments improve, Wish me luck!!
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